"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision" - Muhammad Ali. This quote is the basis for the three projects I have completed this year which all come together to form a larger body of work. My 'Going for Gold' project is based on the upcoming Commonwealth Games; my aim was to present portraits of athletes representing the 17 sports involved. I wanted to convey the motivation, focus and drive required of an athlete to reach the top of their sport. The main focus of my project was to connect with the athlete through the determination in their eyes: this was the prominent feature of the images.
Mhairi Alexander • Gemma Dagger • Aleksandra Debiczak • Philip Gibson • Ewan Kinloch • Dawn Martin • Kim Simpson • Gillian Sweeney •